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Zacks Sell List Highlights: Republic Airways Holdings Inc., Linn Energy, LLC, TiVo Inc. and DG FastChannel Inc.

CHICAGO -- releases details on a group of stocks that are currently members of the exclusive Zacks #5 Rank List - Stocks to Sell Now. These stocks are currently rated as a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell): Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: RJET) and Linn Energy, LLC (Nasdaq: LINE). Further, Zacks announced #4 Rankings (Sell) on two other widely held stocks: TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO) and DG FastChannel Inc. (Nasdaq: DGIT). To see the full Zacks #5 Rank List - Stocks to Sell Now visit:

Since inception in 1988, the S&P 500 has outperformed the Zacks #5 Rank List of Stocks to Sell Now by 80% annually (+2% vs. +10%). While the rest of Wall Street continued to tout stocks during the market declines of the last few years, Zacks told investors which stocks to sell or avoid.

Here is a synopsis of why RJET and LINE have a Zacks Rank of #5 (Strong Sell) and should most likely be sold or avoided for the next one to three months. Note that a #5 Strong Sell rating is applied to 5% of all the stocks in the Zacks Rank universe:

Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: RJET) recorded a 62% year-over-year decline in third-quarter profit. On Nov 4, the company reported earnings 19 cents per share, 34% behind the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Revenues declined 6.7% year over year to $359.6 million. The full-year average forecast moved down 3 cents to $1.03 per share in the last 30 days as 1 analyst out of 5 pulled back on expectations.

Linn Energy, LLC (Nasdaq: LINE) posted third-quarter earnings of 38 cents per share last month that missed analysts' expectations by 2 cents. Earnings dipped 15.56% compared to last year's profit of 45 cents per share. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year is pegged at a profit of $1.68 per share that dropped from $1.76 cents over the past month as both covering analysts cut back on estimates.

Here is a synopsis of why TIVO and DGIT have a Zacks Rank of 4 (Sell) and should also most likely be sold or avoided for the next one to three months. Note that a #4 Sell rating is applied to 15% of all the stocks ranked by Zacks;

TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO) announced a third-quarter loss of 6 cents per share on Nov 24, which was wider than last year's loss of 1 cent. Analysts expected a loss of 5 cents per share. Net revenues plunged 11.8% to $56.9 million. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year widened by 4 cents to a loss of 24 cents per share in the last 30 days as a result of downward revisions by 5 out of 9 analysts.

DG FastChannel Inc.'s (Nasdaq: DGIT) third-quarter earnings per share of 22 cents, reported last month, came in a penny shy of analysts' expectations. In the year-ago quarter, the company had earned a profit of 38 cents per share. For the current year, the Zacks Consensus Estimate slipped by a penny to 78 cents per share over the past month. Next year's estimate fell 5 cents to $1.19 per share during that time.

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Since 1988, the Zacks Rank has proven that "Earnings estimate revisions are the most powerful force impacting stock prices." Since inception in 1988, #1 Rank Stocks have generated an average annual return of +27%. During the 2000-2002 bear market, Zacks #1 Rank stocks gained +43.8%, while the S&P 500 tumbled -37.6%. Also note that the Zacks Rank system has just as many Strong Sell recommendations (Rank #5) as Strong Buy recommendations (Rank #1). Since 1988, Zacks Rank #5 stocks have significantly underperformed the S&P 500 (-0.9% versus +9%). Thus, the Zacks Rank system allows investors to truly manage portfolio trading effectively.

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